A brutally challenging and realistic survival experience. Manage health, hunger, thirst, energy, disease, heat, dwindling resources and countless other threats as you try to uncover the origins of the mysterious new disease called the Blight and end it before it's too late
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game has a good base set of features and mechanics already but much more content will need to be added to get it to a real 1.0 release state. Early access is a great way to support us while we build out this content, implement a multitude of new features, and continuously gather and incorporate feedback at every stage of development to make Blight the best and most intense survival game experience it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“There are too many planned features and content already, but it is tough to know when the game will fully feel like a 1.0 release and be ready to leave Early Access. Given this, and depending on how feedback goes and how the community steers the direction of the game, we imagine it will take at least a year for it to be fully ready after the initial Early Access release date.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“A good goal of the full version is to either have a story mode that lasts at least 50 hours of intense, challenging and interesting gameplay, or enough unique content and discoverability for that amount of time in non-story endless mode.

The procedural world generation is decent right now but we definitely want it to eventually generate the most beautiful, realistic and varied worlds seen in a game like this ever.

Lastly, depending on community feedback, local or networked multiplayer co-op functionality would potentially be a goal as well.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now there is about 5-7 hours worth of unique content in the game to experience, including buildings and craftable items. The experience itself is fairly solid. The procedural world generation creates unique and decently balanced worlds every new game, and the game so far gives a good sense of the gameplay, level of depth and realism that is being aimed for.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We think it makes sense to raise the price upon leaving Early Access, assuming it's justified based on all the content, features and effort put in up to that point.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our Discord server and Steam community forums will be the primary areas where players can give feedback, report bugs and suggest new ideas. We want to make sure the game is as fun as possible, so we will be diligently checking in and interacting with the community to make sure feedback is being addressed. A public Trello board will be used to give players a sense of what is being worked on and when, and players will also be able to sign up for our newsletter on our site to get emails about updates at least once a month.”
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About This Game



Blight is an extremely challenging and realistic single-player top-down perspective survival game.

The Blight
A mysterious new disease called the Blight has descended upon the land. You have managed to escape its devastating effects as it has consumed your village and left it to ruins - You now find yourself alone in the wilderness, tired and hungry. You've bought yourself some time, but for how long? The Blight grows larger every day, consuming everything in sight...

Realism
The game strives on providing a punishingly realistic and immersive experience with a ton of depth. Actions like chopping trees and cooking food take a lot of precious time. You can only carry a few things at a time. You need to boil water to make sure it's safe to drink. Water and other liquids need to be carried in bowls and other containers, and will spill out if not transported securely. You will need to scavenge numerous raw materials, many of which will need to be processed, combined, treated or hardened to make tools, items and structures.

Challenge
The Blight is just one of many threats to your existence in the unforgiving wilderness. After quickly setting up camp you will constantly need to keep yourself well fed and hydrated, replenish lost energy with sleep and short rests, defend yourself from the wild beasts that still inhabit the woods, heal your wounds, protect yourself from the harsh elements, and figure out a way to somehow end this terrible disease. Almost everything in the procedurally generated world can and will kill you if you aren't careful.

There are whispers of Druids in a far off land that may know more about the Blight...

Upcoming Features

The demo is currently live! You can download it to try out most of what the game has to offer and the level of realism/depth it's going for. The next big update for the game in the current alpha testing phase is called The Story Update. It's coming in the next few months and it will contain all these new things:

  • Beginnings of the story around the Blight, where it came from, how to cure it, resources to collect, etc
  • Village and road generation, with a compass to aid with navigation in Realistic mode
  • More unique locations in the world where various resources are more abundant
  • Ranged weapons such as throwing spears
  • Armor and other protective items like shields
  • Many more unique resources to find
  • Panning for random resources in water
  • More buildings and items to create
  • Sharpening tools to regain some effectiveness
  • Other survivors and creatures, hostile and otherwise
  • Carts to move things around
  • Localization and translations, starting with Russian

Long-term Future

The long term future of the game includes some of these big features:


  • Co-op multiplayer
  • Fishing
  • Farming
  • Building system (floors, walls, roof, etc)
  • Character customization including gender
  • Taming animals
  • Injury and wound system
  • More localized languages

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Includes depictions of violence against animals

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 8GB VRAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacOS 10.13+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 8GB VRAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 8GB VRAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space

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